My AweSOMe Preview is back. This year we have the pleasure to share 55 previews from september, october, november releases. Artwork by Gigi Scorcia. This is the Volume 5; it includes Kemper Norton, The Green Kingdom, Franck Vigroux, Ouvala, Dasein, Altars Altars, Hope You’re Fine Blondie, Francobollo, Shapes in Calgary, Manwolves. Listen below.
2. The Green Kingdom – Haze Layers. The Green Kingdom is the moniker of Detroit-based producer and composer Mike Cottone. Two years later Expanses, he will return with a new album via Dronarivm. “Haze Layers” is the first excerpt.
6. Altars Altars – Joann’s Lullaby. One year later Kind Hums, Essen-based musician Altars Altars aka Moritz Leppers has announced the release of a new ep. Small Hours will be out September 2nd via Home Normal.
7. Hope You’re Fine Blondie – Quasi. Hope You’re Fine Blondie is the Treviso-based band that involves Paolo Forte (guitar, vocals), Luca Ramon (rums, vocals) and Nicola Gubernale (bass guitar). A new album will be out via Dischi Bervisti. It follows 2012’s self-titled debut album and 2014’s EP. “Quasi” is the first excerpt.
9. Shapes in Calgary – Happy Now. Shapes In Calgary began as a collaboration between songwriter Alyssa Ciorciari and producer Gary Atturio in their tiny home recording studio. The duo’s goal was to make simple, small-sounding pop music using only a drum machine and a 1980’s synth, and the restrictive nature of the project forced both musicians to focus on their songwriting and arranging abilities. After completing their first batch of demos, Alyssa and Gary shared the fully formed songs with close friends and collaborators, drummer Tim McCoy (Darwin Deez, Field Mouse) and guitarist Billy Libby, who’ve since joined the band and fleshed out the recordings. The Shapes In Calgary EP will be released on September 3.
10. Manwolves – These Days. Manwolves is an upcoming band from Chicago (Jamie McNear, Ari Garfin, Julian Freeman, Henry Wolf, Eli Cohen, Michael Werner) with a sound that mixes hip-hop vibes, jazz and r’n’b lines, rock connections.